Summer is all about dining al fresco. And there is nothing more I love than hosting friends for a casual and laid back summer meal. But with only a small, seven feet by eleven feet inner city balcony, creating an inspiring place to host my dearest required some creativity. Today I’m sharing the tricks I used to create an enchanted inner city outdoor entertaining space for anyone with a small, perhaps uninspired patio or balcony.
With Victoria Day Long Weekend (affectionately known as May Long) only a few days away, that signals to many of us Canucks time to get our outdoor spaces summer ready. Summer after all is about outdoor living, and with such a short season around these parts, it’s best we get on it! I’ve pulled together 15 spaces that are sure to inspire you, from a picnic table under a pergola and a Moroccan oasis to pool side lounging and swinging in a whimsical chair, you’ll never want to come in!
An early spring here in the prairies means we’re all ecstatic and spending as much time outside as possible! Many of us save getting our backyards, patios, and gardens ready for summer until the May long weekend, but this year that will put us behind! So I’ve pulled together some of my favorite ways to get the backyard ready for quiet mornings enjoying coffee and the paper to entertaining friends and family. Hosting a party or a gathering in your garden will be the highlight of your summer if you do it properly, and creating a functioning outdoor space will make it much easier for you to achieve. From tables and chairs to outland fire bowls good for roasting marshmallows and keeping you warm as the night grows old, you can design a space that’s suited to you and your guests. Be warned, the better your garden is, the more your guests will want to come over! A perfect summer if you love playing host.
If you’d like a little help organizing your space and pulling it together, take advantage of my Patio Bliss Package.